Lebanon On The Brink

This could turn ugly, fast. Neither side wants war, but they could still find themselves in one, as it’s so easy for things to get outside of human control.

“A compromise might be reached within days, but street clashes or even a war is possible, too. A short internal war could be contained inside Lebanon, but it would be considerably more difficult to prevent a long one from spreading. As British foreign secretary William Hague put it on Wednesday, “This is an extremely serious development which could have grave implications for Lebanon and for regional stability.” Other Middle East countries could easily get sucked in whether they want to or not. The Israelis, who know this better than anyone, have placed their army on high alert in the north along the Lebanese border.”

‘On the Brink’
http://www.city-journal.org/2011/eon0113mt.html

‘WikiLeaks: Lebanon In Danger’
https://simonjmeath.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/wikileaks-lebanon-in-danger/

14 January, 2011

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